From BR Bullpen
Michael H. Strawberry
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 165 lb.
- School Los Angeles Southwest College
- Born 1960
Michael Strawberry entered professional baseball the same year as his younger brother Darryl Strawberry. While Darryl was a first-round pick though, Michael went in the 31st round of the 1980 amateur draft to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He debuted with the Lethbridge Dodgers and hit .288/.366/.301. He fielded .902 in the outfield, stole five bases in five tries and struck out 28 times in 73 AB. It was clear he lacked Darryl's power as his only extra-base hit in 73 AB was a double. As a backup outfielder for the 1981 Lodi Dodgers, Strawberry hit .231/.293/.308, getting 52 at-bats in 35 games.
Sources: 1981-1982 Baseball Guides